April 23, 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Track(s): 
Track 1: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Track 2: Demographics and Diversity
Moderator: 
Deborah Panter
Director, Office for Educational & Institutional Effectiveness
John F. Kennedy University
General Education Redesign at WCU: Staying Ahead of the Curve

In this session, a General Education redesign pilot program's "lessons learned" will be described. Implementation of curricular, co-curricular, and policy enhancements will be discussed; specifically, WCYou experience, adaptive learning, capstone, and integrated areas of concentration designed to enhance curricular breadth, depth, and value, and maximize learning outcomes achievement, and a revised transfer credit policy.

Adam Krisan
Chair, General Education
West Coast University
Miriam Kahan
Academic Dean, LA
West Coast University
Bart Lerner
Academic Dean, Ontario
West Coast University
Rochelle Asanti
University Director of Student Affairs
West Coast University
Presentation materials: 
Interdisciplinary Assessment in Competency Based Education: Moving Away from Silos

Competency Based Education is an alternative educational model designed to measure a student’s competency at mastering knowledge and competencies. One challenge is determining how general education fits into a competency based approach. This presentation will discuss a multidisciplinary, backwards design approach used to design general education competencies.

Kathleen Ringenbach
Associate Professor of Psychology
Brandman University
Leigh Ann Wilson
Assistant Professor of History
Brandman University